Pencraig Standing Stone
Standing Stone In East Lothian, Borders
A 3m tall standing stone in a field in East Lothian dated back to the Bronze Age.
Standing at 3m tall, the Pencraig Standing Stone is a bit of a brute and hard to miss if you're driving along the A1. It is thought to date back to the Bronze Age (2500-800 BC).
You can just see Berwick Law on the horizon.
The stone has a rough triangular shape and is pointed at the top. It is made of a type of rock called whinstone, which is a hard, dark-colored igneous rock.
The purpose of the Pencraig Standing Stone is unknown, but it is thought to have been erected for religious or ceremonial purposes. The stone may have been a marker for a burial site or a place of worship.
The hill in the background is Traprain Law.
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Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.More Places from Simon
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